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vervain

noun ver·vain \ˈvər-ˌvān\

Definition of VERVAIN

:  any of a genus (Verbena of the family Verbenaceae, the vervain family) of chiefly American plants having bracted spicate flowers, a corolla with a 5-lobed limb, and a fruit that separates into four nutlets

Origin of VERVAIN

Middle English verveine, from Anglo-French, from Latin verbena leafy branch; akin to Latin verber rod, Lithuanian virbas, and perhaps to Greek rhabdos rod
First Known Use: 14th century

vervain

noun ver·vain \ˈvər-ˌvān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VERVAIN

:  any of a genus (Verbena of the family Verbenaceae, the vervain family) of plants including several (as V. hastata) formerly used as medicinal herbs
May 30, 2015
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